Position Announcement: #2349 - 6233 County Extension Agent –Agriculture & Natural Resources (60%) 4-H and Youth Development (40%)
Headquarters: Greenville, GA County: Meriwether ( www.meriwethercountychamberofcommerce.com )
Position Available: March 1, 2013
Qualifications: This position requires:
Successful experience in program development and management, a demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management, and a demonstrated ability to multi-task, work as a team member and with groups
The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs, and
A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Horticulture, Crop & Soil Science, Plant Protection & Pest Management, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, General Agriculture, or closely related area.
Responsible for managing the Agricultural & Natural Resources program in Meriwether County by providing educational opportunities in production agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods.
Responsible for managing the 4-H program in Meriwether County by providing educational programs for youth in monthly 4-H club meetings, coordinating local activities, and preparing youth for project and judging events
Provides leadership for volunteers, Para-professionals, and teen leaders in delivering 4-H and Youth programs
Utilizes the expertise of and works closely with advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational programs
Develops plan of work that is equitable in meeting the needs of the county’s varied socio-economic population
Ensures the Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan of UGA Cooperative Extension is followed and that volunteers and clientele understand Cooperative Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran status
Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issues
Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programs
Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public’s view of extension programming
Utilizes current research data and information on emerging issues in program development and teaching
Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders
See www.caes.uga.edu/intranet/coextopr/pdfs/coextagentjd.pdf for a listing of other responsibilities.
This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel are required. Reimbursement for travel will be provided.
Administrative Relationships: - This position serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty Member and a member of the Meriwether County Extension Staff ( http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/meriwether/ ). It is under the direction and leadership of the Meriwether County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director.
Salary & Benefits: $40,400/year for Masters Degree (Bachelor’s $34,500) in appropriate subject area as well as an excellent benefits package is available as a faculty member of the University of Georgia
Application Procedures: To ensure consideration, your application must be received in UGA Human Resources’ iPAWS system by December 14th, 2012. Apply online at www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=60948 (Posting Number 20121811 under “Staff” or “County Extension Agents”. Mail original transcripts and direct any questions to: UGA CAES Business Office, 215 Conner Hall, Athens, GA 30602, (706) 542-1147, firstname.lastname@example.org
Agriculture & Natural Resources · Family & Consumer Sciences · 4-H & Youth Development
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CIP Discipline Code: Agriculture & Related Ind (Admin code) Agronomy And Crop Science Soil Science And Agronomy, General Plant Protection And Integrated Pest Management Degree Levels: Masters Bachelors Position Type: Administrative
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